Kitchen

The Heart of The Home

  • Balsamic Blackberry Brie

    I am constantly asked about my favorite way to whip up a quick but impressive appetizer, especially around the Holidays, and my go to answer is always " a cheese plate"... But sometimes a simple wedge of cheese just ain't enough! During the festive Holiday season I want to jazz…

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  • Northern White Bean Soup

    All of a sudden Los Angeles is in the dead of Winter and I LOVE it! I am finally bundling up in to my favorite sweaters that only get worn a few times a year and I'm turning on my fireplace. We Californians don't have much to complain about when…

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  • Turkey Giblets

    I thought it might be helpful to show you just exactly what giblets are...the first time I roasted a turkey I didn't know to take them out and roasted my bird with the giblets inside. That's a no go! So if you have question about them...here they are...in all their…

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  • Southern Style Gravy

    Gravy is one of those classic holiday recipes that is a staple for your table but everybody also always has their own way of doing it! We always kept our gravy pretty simple, and that's what I have always loved about it... Giblets, stock, salt, pepper, celery, onion, a can…

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  • Nanny’s Dressing

    Nanny's dressing...(which really is more like her Aunt Goggy or even Eulla Bell's dressing) has been one of our family classics for a very long time. I swear, I could just have Nanny's dressing on Thanksgiving and I would be happy! It is pretty simple, but it truly is the…

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  • Slow Cooker Mac n’ Cheese

    When it comes to Thanksgiving/ the Holidays in general, I am always looking for ways to free-up my oven! There are always way too many dishes that require oven time and never enough space. A slow cooker, nicely timed out, is a great way to give yourself a little extra…

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  • Wet Turkey Brine

    Dry brine or wet brine? Everybody's got their something. Well, turns out? I'm in to BOTH! Last year I shared my favorite DRY TURKEY BRINE plus a great way to roast your turkey out on your gas grill. This year, we are soaking our bird in deep dark molasses, orange…

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  • Brown Sugar, Ginger & Garlic Roasted Chicken

    I have had quite a few of you write in to me and ask for an easy solution to preparing a beautiful Thanksgiving meal without making a big huge turkey! Well, look no further! A juicy and delicious roasted chicken can give you all the same feels without the major…

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  • Haylie’s Fall Harvest Salad

    Is there anything better than a big gorgeous salad with lots of goodies on top? Sometimes that all I really want to eat but don't think that means some whimpy salad... this salad is filled with roasted vegetables, fruits, veggies and seeds!   Another reason I love this salad? This…

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  • Savory Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding? You instantly think of vanilla or bourbon (yup, I have a recipe for that too...you can find it here) but what about a savory bread pudding? Filled with all the umami flavors of the garden? Leeks, kale, shallots and mushrooms... Earthy and delicious...all the flavors I love and…

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